The Rat Pack.
Apparently there is a group of 5-6 market makers, referred to as The Rat Pack, that commonly show up after a stock runs past 0.50. They come in, aggressively short, hammering the bid to drive it down, and then cover when the price goes way down. If this is true, the implications are pretty obvious in regards to the FLDs. When they run past 0.50 and these guys show up, the stocks will get inundated with shorting. However, if no one sells, they don't cover their shares, the squeeze is on and the MMs are pitted against each other. It can work to an even more favorable position for long holders.
Here are two interesting links and an excerpt from each one: http://thestockwizards.net/traders/small-cap-traders-investors-beware-of-the-rat-pack-market-makers/#more-2464
“In The Fall of 2009 when Bio-Tech Penny Stocks were dominating the market, The Stock Wizards had noticed a certain group of market makers working together to bring down certain OTCBB stocks. This Group of market makers is as follows: CHDN SSGI NOBL PUMA and STXG.
We have labeled this group of market makers as the RAT PACK. We’ll use another term for these market makers “Gang Bangers”. They look for Penny Stocks that have very high Market Caps. TSW noticed this week that the RAT PACK has an interest in a penny stock called KAT Exploration – KATX on the pink sheets.” http://www.articlesbase.com/corporate-articles/don039t-trade-another-penny-stock-until-you-read-this-1802571.html
“The Rat Pack: Traders and Investors are not the only players in town we also have what’s called Market Makers, maybe some of you guys have heard of them. Market Makers are traders as well. They supply liquidity to a stock on a daily bases on thousands of stocks. With penny stocks we noticed especially when a stock is over .50, that a certain group of market makers will come into a stock which we call the Rat Pack These Market Makers are seeing the same thing as many smart traders are when a stock is getting very overvalued based on market capitalization.
We have identified the Rat Pack as follows: CHDN SSGI PUMA NOBL LFCM STXG. When a penny stock especially when it’s over .50, you begin to notice the Rat Pack starts to swarm or move in for the kill. They know and you know especially when a stock is heavily promoted and has a very high market cap they will come in and try to make their money all the time from the short side.”